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Fifth Harmony Celebrates 30 Days Of Pride With A Message Of Love

Fifth Harmony sends love to the LGBTQ communityLauren Jauregui is doing more to celebrate Pride Month than writing a letter and was joined by the rest of Fifth Harmony to send a message to the LGBTQ community. The group sat down with Billboard, who recently launched its 30 Days of Pride initiative, to send a love note out into the world.

“Collectively, we would like to say: love yourself and be yourself. It’s beautiful,” Lauren spoke for the group. Lauren publicly came out as bisexual late last year and most recently teamed up with Halsey to release their LGBTQ anthem, “Strangers.”

Watch Fifth Harmony’s video message below.

(Photo credit: Lauren Jauregui Instagram account)

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Selena Gomez, Lea Michele And Lauren Jauregui Pen Love Letters For LGBT Pride Month

Selena Gomez, Lea Michele And Lauren Jauregui Pen Love Letters For Pride MonthJune is Gay Pride Month and Billboard is celebrating with “30 Days of Pride.” The publication kicked things off with a touching tribute at the hands of pop culture’s best and brightest. Selena Gomez, Lea Michele and Lauren Jauregui are among the stars who were asked to pen “love letters” to the LGBTQ community.

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Niall Horan Finally Admits There’s No One Direction Reunion In Sight

Niall Horan Finally Admits There's No One Direction Reunion In Sight billboard magazine featureNiall Horan covers the latest issue of Billboard. The Irish singer-songwriter opened up about his solo career, which is just beginning. He also dished on that One Direction reunion that seems a little open ended.

“I told my ­managers from the start: When One Direction comes knocking, fook what I’m doing. I don’t give a shit if I sold out arenas or won Grammys. I wouldn’t be doing this if it wasn’t for that,” Niall said, sharing his commitment to the group. As a solo artist now, Niall said he misses the group dynamic off-stage more than on.

“Every now and then you’re like, ‘Fookin’ hell, where is everyone?’” he shared. “You’re sitting in an airport lounge, they call you for a plane, and you don’t stand up initially because you’re waiting on ­everyone else, you know? ‘Oh, Louis’ll be back from the toilet in a minute.’”

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Is Justin Bieber’s Chart-Topping “I’m The One” Poised To Be The Song Of The Summer?

Is Justin Bieber's Chart-Topping I'm The One Poised To Be The Song Of The Summer featureJustin Bieber’s collaboration “I’m The One” with DJ Khaled, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne and Quavo from Migos has debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. The track’s strong opening on the chart adds to an impressive list of stats for Justin when it comes to Billboard’s charts.

The track is the 28th song to ever debut at number one on the Hot 100. It’s the first rap song to debut in the top spot in seven years and the first song to ever reach number one with five individually credited artists. The high spot means Justin also becomes the third artist to have multiple number one debuts in the Hot 100. He’s tied with Britney Spears at two now while Mariah Carey still leads the pack with three.

The song marks Justin’s fourth number one overall. It’s also his fourth top five ranking for a song he’s featured on since he dropped “Purpose” in 2015. A strong performance in Digital Sales and Streaming is par for the course for Justin, but he added his eighth and third number ones on each chart, respectively.

Despite the song’s current success, some people are wondering what the impressive chart performance might mean for the song’s future. At this time last year, Drake’s “One Dance” hit the top spot and went on to become the best performing song from Memorial Day to Labor Day, making it a de facto song of the summer.

Could Justin’s feature on “I’m The One” be poised for similar success? Is “I’m The One” your favorite for an early song of the summer contender?

You can read more about Justin’s chart stats here.

(Photo credit: YouTube)


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Miley Cyrus Trades In Her Pasties For A Political Statement With Her Music

Miley Cyrus Explains How She Wants To Heal America's Political Divide featureMiley Cyrus dished on her personal life as a part of her new cover story with Billboard. In discussing her relationship with Liam Hemsworth, Miley said that country music runs in her family and that the new album will feel like a return to those roots. Whether or not Miley goes full “Joanne” remains to be seen, but one things for sure: don’t expect Miley to back off in political conversations.

Aside from the personal stuff in the interview, Miley discussed politics as well. The former Bernie Sanders supporter explained that she wants to reach across the aisle and said that impulse is making her reconsider her usual aesthetic.

“I like talking to people that don’t agree with me, but I don’t think I can do that in an aggressive way,” Miley says. “I don’t think those people are going to listen to me when I’m sitting there in nipple pasties, you know? I have to ask myself, ‘How am I going to create real change?’ and not just ­fucking preach to the choir anymore.” Miley went on to say that she’s trying to drop her DGAF attitude in order to make political conversations possible.

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Miley Cyrus Is Ready To Go Country With A Comeback Single All About Liam Hemsworth

Miley Cyrus Is Ready To Go Country With A New Single About Liam Hemsworth featureMiley Cyrus sat down for a cover story with Billboard to announce that her new era is finally dawning. As she prepares to drop a new single on May 11, Miley opened up about her new album, getting back to her country roots and writing music about her boyfriend Liam Hemsworth.

“They’re going to talk about me if I come out of a restaurant with Liam,” Miley explains. “So why not put the power back in my relationship and say, ‘This is how I feel?'” That’s why she wrote her new single, “Malibu,” named for the town where the couple has set up a little love nest.

But she opened up, explaining that it wasn’t always a garden of roses for the couple. Miley said that their 2013 breakup happened because change was necessary for her.

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